Veloce Publishing
Veloce Publishing - The Publisher of Fine Automotive Books
Homepage Advertise with us
About us
Newsletter Sign-up
Forum
Blog
Downloads
Links
Your Account
Shopping Basket
Customer Services
Contact us
How to Order and Pay
Help
Veloce Publishing
September 20, 2019
Book Search    
 
Search Help
Cars, vans & trucks
Cars, vans & trucks  
Cars, vans & trucks Motorsport Repair & restoration Performance tuning & modification Special offers & bargins
Motorcycles & scooters Build your own car Caravaning & camping Reference & biography Series
Cars Vans & Trucks > Browse Books
An Austin Anthology II

New

An Austin Anthology II

By James 'Jim' Stringer
About the Author

Hardback • 21x14.8cm • 144 pages • 154 colour and b&w pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787114-26-5


£ 15.99 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

Convert Currency Add to your basket
Download Sample PDF Chapter Titles Sample Text

The downloadable sample PDF requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer.


Features

• More delightful Austin stories: all about the cars, the people who made them, and those who drove them
• What Hitler asked when he visited the Austin stand at the Berlin Motor Show
• The Austin Sevens that ran on rails
• The Austin that was also marketed as a ‘Swift’
• The mystery of two garages - 217 miles apart, but sharing the same photograph
• The first meal cooked and eaten in a moving motor vehicle
• Tales of eccentric owners and drivers
• The Austin Seven - a car to sing about
• Illustrated with original period photographs
• Original stories from the golden age of British motoring

Description

Following on from Jim Stringer’s first book, ‘An Austin Anthology,’ this second volume unearths some more delightful vintage Austin stories, with original period photos, making this read a great pleasure for all Austin enthusiasts.

Synopsis

Following on from Jim Stringer’s first book ‘An Austin Anthology,’ this second volume features 20 more stories relating to the Austin Motor Company, its products and the people who purchased them.
The author takes a look at the very first Austin to be built, and discovers why it was able to be offered to the public so quickly after the Company’s formation only a few month’s earlier. He also uncovers how the single-cylinder Austin Seven, whilst designed at Longbridge, was actually built at the Swift Motor Car factory in Coventry, and offered as a Swift or an Austin. In 1908 Herbert Austin produced four 100hp racing cars to compete at the French Grand Prix in Dieppe. But what happened to them afterwards? And is the only survivor, now on display at the British Heritage Museum, Gaydon as genuine as it would appear?
And then there is the story of Daisy Fearon, whose only means of transport was a 1928 Austin which she’d owned since 1931. As Daisy aged, her driving became less and less predictable, causing those who knew her to run for cover when she was seen at the wheel.
An amusing and nostalgic collection of stories, illustrated with original period photographs, An Austin Anthology II is bound to entertain and delight all Austin enthusiasts.

Additional Information

Celebrates one of the most successful British car manufacturers with an assortment of amusing and interesting stories.
Many previously untold stories are featured in this second Anthology.
Contains many rare and previously unpublished photographs, along with many unpublished stories.

   

Also available from Veloce ...

Unleashing the healing power of animals
Unleashing the healing power of animals
Dale Preece-Kelly

£ 9.99

More Info
For the love of Scout: Promises to a small dog
For the love of Scout: Promises to a small dog
Tracey Ison

£ 8.99

More Info
VW Golf GTI – The Essential Buyer’s Guide
VW Golf GTI – The Essential Buyer’s Guide
Richard Copping and Kenneth Cservenka

£ 9.99

More Info
     
       
VeloceTerms & Conditions | Legal notice: © 2019 Veloce Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. | Helpdesk: +44 [0] 1305 260068